"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Love is...Not Rude, Self-Seeking, or Easily Angered and It Keeps No Record of Wrongs (12/14/2010)
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails..." -1 Corinthians 13:4-8
I know this is more like week four than day four, but I should have a lot more time for blogging now that I am on Christmas break.
In this part of our "series" on love, we learn that God says that love is "not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." Depending on your personality, you may have more of a problem with one of these things than you do with another; however, they are all based around the same idea--selfishness.
What causes us to be rude or angry with another person in the first place? Our love for ourselves, right? All we ever care about is how we feel. We are so easily offended, without ever considering the other person. Instead of being quick to get angry, we should be quick to forgive. And true forgiveness requires us to forget how people have wronged us in the past--meaning to simply no longer hold the past against them.